Power for Silenoid Help

Discussion in 'Electrical & Radio' started by Radioman, Jun 11, 2022.

  1. Radioman

    Radioman Active Member

    Feb 4, 2015
    Franklin Wisconsin
    Question is I have 12v sileniods ,but battaries are 11.1v. Do I need more battaries and a down converter or use an up converter? The drive motor's and pump are 6v. How do I wire, any diagrams?
  2. SnipeHunter

    SnipeHunter Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    12v solenoids will most likely work just fine at 11.1v but ymmv so probably want to test them (under pressure) at whatever the cutoff voltage is for your battery to verify they work there.

    Using a voltage converter for the solenoids could be an option, for the drive and especially the pump it is probably not a great idea due to the current draws involved.

    Either run the motors/pump at 11.1v if the motors can take it or buy motors that can.